Our Team

Denise Hunter is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FAME Corporations. Through the leadership of Ms. Hunter and its various programs and partnerships, FAME is able to provide services to more than one million residents annually. From transportation programs, health and nutrition services, environmental affairs, and housing developments, FAME is meeting the needs of the residents of California. A former Chief Operating Officer for the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, and Commissioner of Purchasing for Kansas City, Missouri, Ms. Hunter is a dynamic leader and relentless advocate for communities in need. In November 2010, Ms. Hunter was invited to the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama to participate in the national launch of Let’s Move: Faith and Communities. Ms. Hunter is currently working with more than 200 churches to promote health and fitness in the faith community.

Ms. Hunter has received honors and commendations from Senator Diane Feinstein, Congresswomen Karen Bass, Maxine Waters and Diane Watson. She has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, the Woman of Distinction Award from the Special Needs Network and the Woman Making History Award from Senator Barbara Boxer. In 2012, Ms. Hunter was honored as Woman of the Year by the California Legislature and one of “The 10 Fascinating People” by the Los Angeles Weekly issue.

Executive Staff

Dean Brown

EVP & Human Resource Director
FAME Corporations

Solon Escobar

CFO
FAME Corporations

Anteneh Gossa

EVP
FAME Housing Corporation

Sandra Hernandez

Executive Assistant
FAME Corporations

Health Services

Heather Hays

Director
Health Services

Iso Nakasato

Project Manager
Community Partnerships

Michael Fine

Communications & External Relations
FAME Corporations

Bernadette Rodguez

Program Coordinator
Faith-based Health

Kelly Leech

Program Coordinator
Training & Resource Center

Lidia Estrada

Program Coordinator
Training & Resource Center

Jazmine Guillen

Program Coordinator
Community Partnerships

Joshua Brindle

Program Director
Tobacco Control

Said Gonzalez

Project Coordinator
Faith-based Health

B. Symone Leak

Program Coordinator
Faith-Based Health

Tiffany Huey

Project and Social Media Coordinator
Body & Soul / Faith-Based Health

Enrique Leon

Technology Administrator
FAME Corporations

Transportation Services

Ronni Jackson

Program Manager
Rider Relief Transportation Program/JARC

Maria Gonzalez

Program Manager
Immediate Needs Transportation Program

Lauren Skinner

Administrative Assistant
FAME Corporations

Accounting & Human Resources

Mohamed Abdusamed

Staff Accountant
FAME Corporations

Azim Popatia

Billing Manager
FAME Corporations

Brenda Piñeda

Staff Accountant
FAME Corporations

Parisha Ewings-Johnson

Human Resources Clerk
FAME Corporations

FAME Housing Corporation

Lishanna Garrett

Director of Housing Operations
FAME Housing Corporation

Albert Gonzalez

Property Supervisor
FAME Housing Corporation

Kevin Brown

Property Portfolio Manager
FAME Housing Corporation

Anthony Esparza

Property Manager
FAME Housing Corporation

Sandra Allen

Property Manager
FAME Housing Corporation

Mary Thompson

Housing Receptionist
FAME Housing Corporation

Support Services

David Heredia

Support Services
FAME Corporations

Glenn Yost

Support Services
FAME Corporations

Kenneth Monroy

Support Services
FAME Corporations

Kevin Knighton

Support Services
FAME Corporations

Sivia Aguilar

Housekeeping Technician
FAME Corporations

Jequeline Hernandez

Housekeeping Technician
FAME Corporations

Ana Guzman

Housekeeping Technician
FAME Corporations